Gilmore Girls Are Back With A Year In The Life

Posted: Nov 17 2016, 9:23am CST | by , in Latest TV News


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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life gives the fans a nostalgic feel that they missed out on the show sans Sherman-Palladino but is it too much

It has surely escalated into one of the events of the year. The four episode revival of the hit show Gilmore Girls on Netflix have the entire populous of the fans of the show turning to the Gilmore Girls’ familiarity. Most of them might be looking for the closure that they never got.

As any fans and person who has little knowledge of the show might know that the original creators of the show Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino could not come to an agreement at the end of sixth season and they had to leave the show. The seventh season of the show was released without the Palladinos which showed in the show’s change of format.

While the producer David S. Rosenthal tried to stay close to the premise of the show, he did not succeed in delivering a Palladino touch and many fans felt like they never got the ending or the coveted last four words that Sherman-Palladino promised all those years ago.

When Netflix decided to do a revival for the show starring all the original cast including Lauren Graham, Alexis Beidel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson. Not only that, Netflix also made the crucially smart decision of taking Sherman Palladino and Daniel Palladino on board the project.

Sherman Palladino has directed the first and fourth episode while Daniel Palladino has taken the charge of second and third episode. The four episodes based on the four seasons of the year feature the life of the Gilmore Girls eight years later from when the show left off.

We see Lorelai in a standstill relationship with Luke. She is wondering about where her life is going now that she not responsible for bringing up Rory anymore. Rory, who seemed destined for greatness, is also questioning her life. Meanwhile Mama Gilmore is mourning the death of her late husband Richard Gilmore in her own way.

So it is a great premise to launch into the familiar lives of the Gilmore Girls. The fans reportedly want to feel the same familiar threshold of the show with its warm and hearty format. It is what has the general audience turning around.

Looking closely at the show and it’s format for the revival in terms of the new formats of entertainment, the show might be falling a bit behind the line. According to majority of critics, the show lacks in its requirement to move ahead adequately. Something that lies entirely in the mind of Sherman-Palladino.

The show, it seems did not move on from the sixth season in Sherman-Palladino’s mind which might have made it hard for her to move on as the show should have in the relevance of time and character growth as it should have. Many feel that Sherman-Palladino’s produced episode lacked the referral to the modern times and the incorporation of modern themes in the general story of the show.

Sherman-Palladino seems to want the show to continue from the end of the sixth season where she originally left the show. The same concept seems to resonate in the episodes which have been made by Daniel Palladino.

The reference to the show in terms of seasons of the year also makes the show have some general gaps in the story. While those gaps goes unaddressed, Sherman-Palladino also tries very hard to emphasize the familiar notions, speech patterns and classic styles for all the characters which reinforces the idea of the characters still stuck in the sixth season.

Critics note that the first episode which start from winter season is full of cameos from the recurring cast. All the characters that caused us excitement over the span of this year including Melissa McCarthy, Matt Czuchry, Milo Ventimiglia, Jared Padalecki, Sean Gunn, Liza Weil, David Sutcliffe, Jackson Douglas, Yanic Truesdale, Todd Lowe, Danny Strong and others. The constant cameos seems like one of those episodes which make the fans remember the favourite things about each character which does little to progression of the story.

The one thing that seems noticeable that in the forlorn story telling that seems afflicted with nostalgic stagnation, the actors have performed well for their roles. Some might think that while Sherman-Palladino seems stuck in the sixth season, the cast especially Graham, Biedel and Bishop did perform in the seventh season which might have made them move on better than Palladinos in embracing the character growth.

Other than that, the award season seems to be a motivation for Graham and Bishop. Both the Emmy-snubbed actresses might be eyeing an award once more as the show now steps into the miniseries/limited series category. Beidel has also embraced the growth of Rory which might be contributable to her own growth in professional and personal life.

Despite many of its apparent flaws that critics might point out, the reason that the show has become an anticipated event is because fans want to see the Sherman-Palladino ending to the show that they never got.

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